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  • Sweat: A cooling system that's an ancient language too

    Sweat: A cooling system that's an ancient language too
    Humans are sweaty. With more than 2.5 million sweat glands distributed across the surface of our skin, we sweat more profusely than any other animal. Though the average person produces about 2 cups of sweat per day, this amount can increase to about 3...
  • A buoyant weekend in Chicago jazz

    A buoyant weekend in Chicago jazz
    The Memorial Day holiday obviously commemorates solemn events, but with so many people enjoying an extended weekend, Chicago's musical offerings are rich. Among the highlights: Eric Reed: One of the most compelling pianists in mainstream jazz, Reed...
  • Nancy Fink, Navy commander

    Nancy Fink, Navy commander
    As commanding officer of Navy Recruiting District Chicago, Cmdr. Nancy Fink figures to have a busy Memorial Day weekend. She, her children and any members of her Brownie troop who wish to attend will participate in two Libertyville events, including a...
  • Madigan makes power play for Lincoln library and museum

    Madigan makes power play for Lincoln library and museum
    SPRINGFIELD — The latest political power play at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum comes from Speaker Michael Madigan, who is pushing a plan to set up the center as a free-standing state agency despite opponents’ concerns...
  • Throwback Thursday: Memorial Day 1982

    Throwback Thursday: Memorial Day 1982
    Bessie McTureous lays flowers at her son's memorial in Altoona, Fl. on May 30, 1982. The Naval History & Heritage website notes "Pvt. Robert M. McTureous, Jr. was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for "conspicuous gallantry and...
  • Orland Park honors veterans at Memorial Day ceremony

    Orland Park honors veterans at Memorial Day ceremony
    Nearly 70 years after he returned from serving in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, Peter Polmen received a hero's reception at Orland Park's Memorial Day ceremony. The ceremony honored all veterans, but Polmen was one of 15 whose names...
  • Long-time school district member dies

    Long-time school district member dies
    Deby Dato said she often called fellow long-time Wauconda Community School District 118 board member Tom Weber "our Mr. Bulldog," referring to the school district's mascot. "He fits that name 100 percent," said Dato, who served on the District 118 school...
  • Historic Hinsdale house torn down

    Historic Hinsdale house torn down
    An elegant 1890s-era house that Hinsdale officials thought they had saved from the wrecking ball is now just a pile of rubble. The Queen Anne-style structure, which was under renovation, was observed to be unstable Friday, which prompted the speedy...
  • Vietnam veteran finally can talk about war

     Vietnam veteran finally can talk about war
    It took a trip to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to get Army platoon leader Paul Baffico to open up about his experiences four decades earlier. "'When I came home in 1971, I never said a word because I couldn't," said Baffico. Then, in about 2005, "my...
  • Fulton Market historic district could kill what it honors, critics say

    Fulton Market historic district could kill what it honors, critics say
    To help guide growth in the booming West Loop, the city has proposed a land use plan that includes a controversial recommendation to landmark sections of Fulton and Randolph streets as a historic market district. But, businesses worry the move could...
  • Scenes from 4 top Emmy contenders go under the microscope

    Scenes from 4 top Emmy contenders go under the microscope
    If a hair or a drop of blood can unlock the whole sequence of a human being's DNA, it makes sense that a single scene in an outstanding television series can also be a microcosm, encapsulating in miniature the elements that make the show so engrossing....